Laura Nies

Laura Nies art for WP 2.18.20

Trans Day of Remembrance

Artist Statement:

My work is based upon a personal experience around social-political themes. Feminism, individualism, sexuality, gender and oppression are just a few topics I like to discuss. This particular work was made for Transgender Day of Remembrance. More than 300 lives were lost this year in the transgender and gender-non conforming community, due to violence. This work was made in tribute to these lost lives. The work contains 154 non-binary heads. Drawn in a consistent pattern that symbolises the countless tragedies that occurred in consequence of senseless violence. The size of the work is 100cm x 160cm and was made with white gel pen and black paint on canvas. The topic of violence in the LGBTQ+ community is one that is important to keep discussing, in order for it not to be ignored as it has been for a long time. I find it exciting and elating that it is being discussed more now, all though we still have a long way to go.